Curtain Types

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All of the rooms in our home possess their own nuances. We may have a sunlit, cheery kitchen, a formal dining room with traditional crown molding, a cozy living room with overstuffed furniture and so on; but did you know that the curtains you choose can transform a room as well? That’s right! The type of curtain, length, the way they hang and even the amount of sunlight that shines through them can all affect the ambience of your rooms.

For example, tab tops, which are very popular, and pencil pleat curtains, which are gathered at the top, offer a more casual appeal. While single, double and triple pinch pleats, sewn in at the top, provide a more classic look; and tailored pleats, as well as eyelet curtains are more contemporary styles. Ripple fold curtains, requiring a track, provide a sleek finish; and box pleats are very formal. Of course, there are also the rod pocket curtains, which many of us grew up with, including a pocket for inserting a rod and providing an informal, gathered look.

There are sheer curtains for an airy, filtered light appeal; semi-sheers that block just a little more light; soft linens and man-made blends; all the way up to heavy wools and luxurious velvets, and even blackout curtains with thick lining that blocks out virtually 100% of light.

For help deciding which curtains are best for your purposes, simply call 410-757-5200 to book your free, in-home visit with a Window Expressions window design consultant.

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